Retinal Detachment Treatment - Pneumatic Retinoplexy

Dr. Michael Kapusta, MD, FRSCS, Ophthalmologist, talks about Retinal Detachment Treatment - Pneumatic Retinoplexy

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Dr. Michael Kapusta, MD, FRSCS, Ophthalmologist, talks about Retinal Detachment Treatment - Pneumatic Retinoplexy
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Featuring Dr. Michael Kapusta, MD, FRSCS, Ophthalmologist

Duration: 1 minute, 24 seconds

Pneumatic retinopexy implies injecting a gas bubble into the eye and creating a tear adhesion by either cryotherapy or laser. So what we’re going to do is repair that in multiple steps, all in the office. We freeze the eye with anesthetic, perform the cryotherapy procedure, and follow that with an injection of a gas bubble into the eye.

That’s all done right here in the office setting. After the pneumatic retinopexy procedure, there will be certain restrictions, particularly of head position, and that will depend on where the retinal break was located. The surgeon will direct that particular head position.

The surgeon will also insist on a visit in the aftermath at typically the following day and in the weeks to follow. The restrictions to the patient are not of diet or of ground travel but air travel is particularly restricted when there’s the presence of a gas bubble in the eye.

If pneumatic retinopexy is the technique that we have decided to perform in order to repair your retinal detachment, it is imperative that you keep the head positioning to improve your likelihood of having a one-procedure success.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Kapusta, Ophthalmologist, Montreal, QC

Local Practitioners: Ophthalmologist

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There are two types of diabetic retinopathy.

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There are two types of diabetic retinopathy: early diabetic retinopathy and advanced diabetic retinopathy.

2

Diabetic retinopathy usually affects one eye.

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Diabetic retinopathy usually affects both eyes, and anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

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Diabetic retinopathy can be caused by poor blood control management.

Explanation:

Diabetic retinopathy can be caused by poor blood control management. Excess sugar in your blood can lead to a blockage of the blood vessels leading to the retina, cutting off the blood supply

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Effectively managing your serum cholesterol levels can help prevent diabetic retinopathy.

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If you can manage your blood sugars and A1C levels, keep your blood pressure low and controlled and manage your serum cholesterol levels, your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy will be significantly reduced

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Steroid injections are not a treatment for diabetic retinopathy.

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Diabetic retinopathy treatment includes anti-VEGF medication, steroid injections, vitrectomy to remove vitreous gel and blood from leaking vessels or laser surgery to seal off leaking blood vessels.

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